FDA: Food Inspections to Resume Despite Ongoing Funding Lapse

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Foods that fall into the high-risk category include dairy products, infant formula, and fresh produce.
Foods that fall into the high-risk category include dairy products, infant formula, and fresh produce.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will restart inspections of high-risk foods this week. The news comes after FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD announced last week a plan to recall some furloughed workers to conduct inspections

FDA employees were contacted to see who would come back to work, resulting, according to Gottlieb, in roughly 400 of the 5000 inspectors agreeing to return. In a tweet sent on Monday, Gottlieb called the response "overwhelming." 

Foods that fall into the high-risk category include dairy products, infant formula and fresh produce (the Department of Agriculture covers meat, poultry and egg inspections).

For more information visit FDA.gov.

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